Christian meditation....Practical help

Christian meditation....Practical help - Part Five

Christian meditation....Practical help - Part Five

I had this sent to me this week, and found it really spoke to me, hope in reading this, it gives others reassurance, with God and in God


Psalm 121:1-8

1 I lift up my eyes to the hills—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;

4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The LORD watches over you—
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;

6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.

7 The LORD will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;

8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
(NIV)
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Coming or Going by Lou Lotz

The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore. (v. 8)

"The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in." That's good news for those of us who are so busy we don't know whether we're coming or going.

Sometimes "going out" can be frightening. Going out into a storm. Going off to college. Going to the hospital. Going into the army. Going off to war.

We worry over the "going out" of life,

but greater than our fear is our faith:

The Lord will watch over our "going out."

Somehow "coming in" sounds more reassuring than "going out." When we come into the world, it is an occasion of great joy. When we comeback to church after a long absence, it is a cause for celebration.When we come in from the storm, we are dry and warm. Children are always happy to come home from school. I dearly love my job, but it always feels good to come home from work.

The Lord watches over our"coming in." "Blessed shall you be when you come in," says Deuteronomy, "and blessed shall you be when you go out" (28:6).

Whether we come or go,succeed or fail, win or lose, live or die, God is with us. What an assuring thought!

Lord, watch over my going out and my coming in.